MLB: Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves

Nationals series preview April 21-23

As they wrap up the third week of a young but already very eventful season, New York welcomes the first-place Washington Nationals to town for a three-game set with both teams seemingly headed in opposite directions. Decimated by a rash of injuries and coming off of two straight series losses at the hands of Miami […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game recap April 20: Everybody hurts sometimes

WHO WON: The red and gray not-Mets WHAT HAPPENED, A ROUGH START: The Mets looked great on the defensive end in the first inning. They looked great, but that’s probably because Noah Syndergaard struck out the side. What about when baseballs were put in play? Well, that’s another story. Things started to unravel in the […]

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets

Game Recap April 19: A Mea Culpa to Jay Bruce

Jay Bruce for Dilson Herrera was a bad trade. It made me angry when it happened. When Bruce came up for his first at-bat in Citi Field and got a standing ovation, I was wondering why anyone was even a little happy to see him in a Mets uniform. How Bruce played over the next […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Game Recap April 14: No Rest for the Weary

Mets News Entering last night’s game, the first-place Mets had won five in a row. I’d say the Mets were “fresh off their fifth straight victory,” but nobody was fresh after Thursday’s five-hour-and-thirty-eight-minute, 16-inning affair. Except Sean Gilmartin. He was recalled from Las Vegas today to bolster a bullpen that had thrown 18 innings over the past […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game Recap April 11: Home Run Haven

Mets News Before last night’s game, Jay Bruce’s 2017 slugging percentage (.870) was nearly 200 points higher than his OPS with the 2016 Mets (.685). He’s buoyed the Mets offense this season. Some say Bruce’s Mets-debut-slump is over. Others are already using Bruce’s hot start to justify the Mets’ decision to bury Michael Conforto, even […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap April 10: 24 Amazin’ Hours With Jacob deGrom and Jay Bruce

Last night, the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 4-3 at Citizens Bank Park. We’ll take you from Sunday night to Monday night. Sunday 10:45 p.m.: In their Sunday Night Baseball matchup on ESPN, the Mets defeated the Marlins by a score of 5 to 2. Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 exceptional innings […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 9: Syndergaard, Conforto and puppies

WHO WON: The dog-friendly Mets WHAT HAPPENED, SYNDERGAARD FLEXES ANGLING SKILLS, CATCHES MARLINS CHASING THE BAIT 16 TIMES: Yes, that is just one drawn out fishing pun to say Noah Syndergaard did well on Sunday night against the Miami Marlins. Sure, I could’ve said “Syndergaard uses sinkers and hooks to fillet the Marlins,” or “Syndergaard […]

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Game recap April 8: Lucas Duda homered, other people did less good things

What happened, in a moment Keith Hernandez threw paper in to a garbage can before SNY went to commercial in the seventh, giving the perfect (unintended?) metaphor for the Mets listless offense in a 8-1 loss. Rough start for Gsellman Robert Gsellman was a nice unexpected surprise at the end of last season. This year […]

MLB: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

Game recap April 3: Together we’ll ring in the new year

WHO WON: The Mets, and anyone who watched this pitcher’s duel WHAT HAPPENED, NOAH SYNDERGAARD IS REALLY GOOD AT BASEBALL: It has been a while since we’ve seen Noah Syndergaard pitch in a regular season game but, in case you forgot, he is good. Well, he’s better than good. He was dominant. He struck out […]

MLB: Spring Training-New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Statistically Projecting Mets Position Player Injuries for 2017 (Part 1)

After the 2010 season, Jeff Zimmerman posted a series of articles on FanGraphs using regression models to try and predict the probability that a starting pitcher would get injured. It makes a lot of sense that he’d focus on pitchers. After all, the saying is “pitchers break.” Yet for the 2016 Mets, “everyone breaks” may […]